Popular Nollywood Actor and special assistant to the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Moses Armstrong has been arrested by Akwa Ibom State Police for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl.
The national president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, who confirmed the arrest described the case as “a very serious one” as it is being handled by the first lady of the state, Martha Udom Emmanuel through her Family Empowerment and Youth Re-Orientation Path Initiative.
The AGN president clearly stated that the accusation is a sad development, considering it involves one of their own hence, the organization will not stand for such a crime. Mr. Rollas said:
“To get involved with a child as young as 16yrs, is not something I and the association I represent, would stand for and this is a very sad development involving a member of ours, but I wouldn’t want to comment any further on this case.”
Sources claim the girl is the thespian’s family relative, who was put under his care.
Moses lost his wife actress Rita Armstrong in 2018. Rita died from spinal cord injuries sustained from an accident.
This is not the first time a Nollywood actor is making the headlines for such a derogatory act. Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James, alias Baba Ijesha, is facing a six-count charge bordering on the indecent treatment of a child, sexual assault, attempted sexual assault by penetration, and sexual assault by penetration.